"If you've met a person with autism, you've met one person with autism."
The average person doesn't need to be an expert on autism, but they do need to know some things. To determine what those things are, I looked back at what I knew about autism before I actually had to.
These are real quotes from actual people who many parents of autistics follow and believe. It is my hope that by quoting these people with their own words that people will see the truth of them and will stop listening to them and their messages of hate.
You may not be aware, but often in the Autistic/Neurodiversity community we celebrate the day we found out. This is because we see self knowledge as a good thing. March 17th/St. Patrick's Day is Lady Bug's official identification/diagnosis day, but we celebrate for the whole family. That's because it's also the day that it was... Continue Reading →
I almost had a meltdown/panic attack/break down sobbing in public. Why the hell was I reacting so strongly?
April (Autism Awareness Month) is still most of a month away. But already in groups with autistic adults people are asking about how to survive April.
This is about the only explanation I can come up with that explains family members refusing to admit that a family member is autistic.
"It's okay if you make a mistake [folding origami Yoda for him] because even Dwight makes mistakes some time, and he's an origami MASTER!" Who is this kid, and what did he do with my perfectionist-anxiety Early Bird?! Okay, that's a little bit of an exaggeration; he still deals with perfectionism anxiety from time to... Continue Reading →
When we first told the boys about autism, we framed it as a brain that works differently than most people that comes with Super Powers that others do not have. So when someone recommended in a group a book that says pretty much the same thing, I knew I had to have it. This book... Continue Reading →